Coordinating Teacher
Mrs. Joyce Wingate

Hello and welcome to J. L. Cain Elementary.  I am the coordinating teacher and I love my job!  You have an open invitation to call me and visit me at any time.   My responsibilities at Cain include keeping track of all Title I documentation, providing teacher staff development, modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, conducting classroom observations, and planning and conducting parenting workshops.


I am always here for you and your child.  Please feel free to call me at 398-5020.

Educational Background: (37 Years in Early Childhood Education)

Undergraduate degree-Benedict College 
BS Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood

Master's degree-Winthrop University
Master's Degree in Supervision and Administration  

Positions Held
Coordinating Teacher
First Grade Teacher
Fourth Grade Teacher
Sixth Grade Teacher
Gifted and Talented Teacher
Summer School Lead Teacher

Professional Honors
1991-1992 Teacher of the Year
2008-2009 Teacher of the Year
2008-2009 District Honor Roll Teacher
2008-2009 Teacher Forum
2008-2011 Darlington County School District Leadership Forum
Summer School Lead Teacher (5Years)
SCEA Delegate to the National Convention 2012 and 2013

Professional Involvement
Darlington County School District Administrative Training Program
School Improvement Council 1992-
Calendar Committee
Employee At-Risk Management Team


Professional Organizations
South Carolina Education Assoication
South Carolina Association of Black Educators (SCABE)
South Carolina Reading Association
Phi Delta Kappa-Past Member and Officer
Kappa Alpha Kappa Sorority-Past Vice President and Chairman of Programs

Community Involvement
Past-Girl Scout Troop Leader
Organized Community Clean-up Day
Education Community 
EYL-Emerging Young Leaders
Debunte Scholarship Program
Youth Day Speaker
AKA Founders Day Chairman
AKA Cotillion Chairman

A well-placed word, a tender touch,
a heartfelt hug, a sincere smile...
are ways to spread sunshine
all along life's path.

            -Barbara L. Hall